August 9, 2013

A Snapshot of the Long Beach International Quilt Festival

My mom and I attended the Long Beach International Quilt Festival last weekend and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed all the vendors and the display of quilts was probably our favorite of all the quilt shows we have attended.  There were so many unique quilts and such an amazing display of modern quilts, we thoroughly enjoyed spending time gazing at them.   I took pictures of my favorites so I could share them with you. I hope you enjoy them!

This one is titled "Berne House Quilt" and was made by the members of the Bernese Quilters for an exhibition in Berne, Switzerland in 2010.  There are 156 different blocks which were all made separately and then sewn together.  You can see the famous clock tower (a landmark in the city of Berne) in the lower middle of the quilt. Isn't this amazing? Below, is a closeup of some of the wonderful details.

"A World of Many Colors" by Georgeta Grama of Romania

"Crime Scene Investigation" by Pauline Salzman of Florida. Below is a closeup so you can take a peek at the writing on the fence. 

"Inside the Tipi" by Terry Aske of British Columbia, Canada.  This one reminded me of my days attending summer camp in Southern California.  We slept in Tipis (Teepees) and our view was just like the one you see here. I really love this quilt.

"5-HTP Squared" by Jennifer Carlton Bailly of Portland, Oregon

"Pixelated Color Wheel" by Kati Spencer of Taylorsville, Utah

"The 48 Pound Quilt" by Tanya Finken of Saratoga Springs, Utah

"Sky High" by Kate Stiassniof New York,  quilted by Jackie Kunkel

"Sounds of Coming Spring" by Jung Eun Tark of the Republic of Korea. Below is a closeup to show you the beautiful details.

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